Recalculation of allowance and protection rules

Your earnings-related allowance is recalculated when you meet the employment condition of 26 calendar weeks. Your allowance is recalculated even if there are days left in your previous maximum payment period. Your new allowance is calculated on the basis of pay for those calendar weeks that comply with the employment condition.

Normally the earnings-related allowance is recalculated at the most once a year.


Protection rules

  • If your maximum payment period has not been exhausted before you meet the employment condition, your new earnings-related allowance is at least 80 per cent of the previous allowance.
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  • If you are 58 years old before you meet the employment condition, the pay on which your earnings-related allowance is based on will not be recalculated, unless the pay is higher.
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  • If you have met the employment condition doing work arranged on the basis of employment obligation, the pay on which your earnings-related allowance is based on will not be recalculated, unless the pay is higher (applies to jobseekers over the age of 57, who have a right to be employed according to the employment obligation).
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  • If you have met the employment condition by taking part in an employment promotion measure, your allowance will not be recalculated (applies to jobseekers over the age of 60, who have a right to be employed according to the employment obligation).

Employment obligation applies to jobseekers over the age of 57 who have exhausted their maximum payment period for earnings-related allowance. For more information on the employment obligation, contact any TE Office. You can also call the national helpline Jobline.

Sivu päivitetty viimeksi 14.02.2017

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